They’d met to protest and the Government actually thought there’d have been more people than actually showed up. Their concern was about the drought which had lowered the levels of sweet water all throughout the land. People had been grumbling about the raising costs of water for years, but now that the price of water had risen to an euro fifty a litre the grumbling was becoming a movement.
The march on London was fixed for the 28th of February 2025 – 6:30 A.M. at Victoria Station. As it turned out, there were more policemen than protesters. The Government let out a collective sigh of relief … years of education had assured once again that the people had remained firmly under control.
of the people for the people
by the people
© G.s.k. ‘16
One of the major problems the future generations will be facing if we don’t do something about global warming will be the scarcity of fresh drinking water. Our planet may be 3/4 water and as the caps melt down, many of our coastal cities may begin to flood, but all that extra water will not do us much good as we can’t drink it or use it to irrigate crops etc. Already in many parts of the world the lack of drinking water is a cause of disease and hardship for over a billion people. We in the West take water for granted .. but once we have to go and pump it like petrol, perhaps our ideas might change. Will we finally do something or will we continute to wait for someone else to find a solution?
Written for: Sunday Photo Fiction